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What are Startups?
Giving a strict definition of a “startup” is not that easy but one can say that they match at least three different criteria:
- have skyrocketing sales or/and a fast growing user base with a potential to reach $50m or more in revenue
- start with a handful of employees and in a few years reach 100 or more employees
- are on the track to be worth $500 million or more at some point in their existence
This is Alex Wihelm’s 50, 100, 500 rule, which naturally excludes all companies who are either above or never in line to reach such performances.
More on TechCrunch here
Why should you launch a startup?
First, before launching anything, you should have a problem to address. Then, once you sense that there is a real need to address the issue and that your idea can be a first approach to solving it, it is time to think about laying the first bricks. Above all, you need to be convinced that you are capable of solving this problem at some point, and that a certain passion arouses from this. Caution, the startup format may not be adequate for a number of activities and sometimes it is best to start a firm or go out as a freelance.
What do you need to launch a startup?
To launch a startup, a few key things are needed:
- a problem
- the skills needed or the ability to acquire/recruit them
- financial resources
- exceptional leadership and management skills (people have to be willing to work with and for you).
- experienced professionals around you or in your team (former startup founders, startup studios, incubators, accelerators, advisors).
- a series of tools to accomplish all of the above (applications, methodologies, excel files and presentations).
On this last point, the Eloquens Startup Community provides battle-proven tools to help you start, develop and lead your business to success, in the form of excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, methodologies and techniques. Examples: Financial Plan Templates, KPI Dashboards, SaaS, Freemium and E-Commerce Startup Business Models etc.
Most popular tools
SaaS Metrics DashboardA simple KPI sheet for early-stage SaaS startups with a low-touch sales model.3,370 remove_red_eye
Modeling Sales Data for E-commerce businessesUsing MS Excel's Business Intelligence features to analyse sales data.1,701 remove_red_eyefreeby Ashish Mathur
SaaS Metrics Excel TemplateA standard SaaS reporting excel template for entrepreneurs to customize.2,458 remove_red_eyefreeby Amit Karp
Marketplace KPI Excel DashboardDesigned to evaluate a marketplace organisation's performance.1,614 remove_red_eye
Marketplace Financial Excel ModelAn Excel startup financial model template in a marketplace business model. For valuation and forecasting.1,119 remove_red_eyefreeby Asen Gyczew
Startup Cap Table and Returns Model TemplateA Pro Forma Cap Table Model Template in Excel for entrepreneurs from Series A to Series B866 remove_red_eyefreeby Kelly Hwang
How to Raise Capital: A Guide to Seed FundraisingWhat startup founders must know about raising seed funds to get their startups off the ground.972 remove_red_eyefreeby Geoff Ralston
Returns Analysis TemplateEasily calculate your investment returns - simply enter your data into the table!1,118 remove_red_eye
A Guide to Marketplaces: Handbook and SlidesA full guide dedicated and geared at Marketplace Startups618 remove_red_eye
E-Commerce Metrics GuideFor entrepreneurs to understand the data necessary to scale any new e-commerce.796 remove_red_eyefreeby Jeff Solomon
The Economics of SaaS - Gearing up a SaaS salesforceUsing a salesforce for CEOs, VP’s of Sales to understand the economics of a SaaS business.479 remove_red_eye
Talking To Humans (The Book)Success starts with understanding your customers - this book will teach you how to do it.624 remove_red_eye
Cap Table TemplateThis Cap Table template perfect for first-time entrepreneurs to list a company's securities.274 remove_red_eye
Note Discount Cap WorksheetDiscount or cap? A spreadsheet that shows what happens when a note converts.169 remove_red_eyefreeby Raji Bedi
Life Time Value (LTV) Excel Spreadsheet CalculatorExcel calculator and explanatory article to help you work out your LTV.101 remove_red_eye
Startup Studio Internal Monthly Reporting TemplateA simple Powerpoint KPI Key Performance Indicators, Achievements and Objectives Reporting Template for Startup Studios.104 remove_red_eye
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